V&A Dundee
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Tay Late: Because We Must

Friday 27 May 2022
  • Date

    Friday 27 May 2022

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  • Price

    Tickets cost £10.00 - £12.00

  • This event is for age 12+

Fashion, film, DJs, performance, dance and more…

The night will celebrate the museum’s latest exhibition Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer – a high energy, immersive retrospect exploring dance, design, art, fashion, politics, and music.

Co-curated with Glaswegian fashion designer, illustrator and stylist, Charles Jeffrey this after-hours, one-night-only event will showcase and celebrate the work of emerging and contemporary designers, DJs, artists, dancers. Diving into the LOVERBOY archive it will fill the museum with the rebellious energy embodied by ground-breaking Scottish dancer and choreographer Michael Clark.

Inspired by scenes from Charles Atlas’s film ‘Hail the New Puritan’, Charles Jeffrey has assembled a host of queer creatives for a unique one-night-only performance exploring the transformative power of costume and make-up. Costumed in LOVERBOY archive garments, with looks created using make-up provided by M·A·C Cosmetics, these performers will interact with specially commissioned set pieces created by Furmaan Ahmed.   

Artist Sgàire Wood has modelled for Charles Jeffrey and is known internationally for her bold baby doll outfits and oversized eye make-up, with videos of her intricate designs attracting millions of views worldwide.  

Music will come from JungleHussi, Big Gay Ross, and Henri, resident DJ at Turn The Tables, a charity which delivers award-winning creative projects and training to improve mental health resilience, support people to overcome complex situations, and explore DJing as a commercial activity for anyone facing barriers to education and employment. 

JungleHussi is resident at La Cheetah and a regular on Glasgow’s Clyde Built Radio, as well as a practising photographer and artist. He has played across the UK and around the world, including warming up for Honey Dijon and Joy Orbison.   

Big Gay Ross is a DJ who runs The Salty Dog bar in Dundee. He is a regular in various bars and clubs in Dundee including Klozet and Pout. His diverse, cross-genre sets, and energetic presence have also seen him DJ internationally.   

V&A Dundee’s LGBTQIA+ staff working group will be inviting audiences into the Scottish Design Galleries to hear about the museum’s objects from a different angle. They’ll be unpicking stories of identity and questioning alternative histories, to see the galleries from a queer perspective. 

This event also includes free entry to the exhibition Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer for the duration of the night.

Filming and photography will be taking place throughout the event.

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